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The temporary dump that's been erected to handle Sandy debris in the parking lot of Jacob Riis Park in Far Rockway, Queens
Bob Martin, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, discusses how the state is handling debris removal and waste management after Sandy.
The Commissioner just told a whopper of an untruth. He said all places with an engineered beach had considerably less damage than places that didn't. Every oceanfront town in Monmouth County got an engineered beach courtesy of the Army Corps and the destruction in these towns was unbelievable. Belmar, Sea Bright, Spring Lake, Monmouth Beach, Long Branch, Asbury Park Manasquan etc. all got Army Corps beaches. They also got destroyed. Read all about it here http://www.app.com/article/B3/20121212/NJOPINION03/312120033/WEBER-No-beach-without-dunes-Army-Corps-flat-wide-strands-didn-t-stop-destruction?odyssey=nav|head
Time and tide wait for no man.
Rebuilding "engineered" beaches is a fools erand. It's a waste if money and will never work over the long term. Sand is a finite resource and barrier islands are impermanent structures .
Is this also one more angle to Christie's fight to make NJ the regional dumping area for Frack-Water?
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